|Raham, Chowdhury Tasneem
|This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Architecture in Architecture, 2012.
|Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
|Includes bibliographical references (page 113 - 114).
|Human civilization from an early age has been influenced by different philosophical
developments whether that is through its literal, cultural, social or architectural
aspects. Art and literature which is a media for such philosophical development thus
plays a vital role in molding the lives and lifestyles of the people. Among some of the
great pioneers of the 19th and the 20th century who catalyzed such development, was
Visya Kabi(Poet of the Universe) Rabindranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore is a
charismatic versatile in the world of literature. His work seems to touches the souls of
Bengalis and gives rise to a new formed passion for literature. However, his role in the
innovation of educational ideas has been eclipsed by his fame as a poet.
An important parcel of the life of the great poet remains amidst the outskirts that lie
between Jessore and Khulna in the district of Dakshindi,Phultola which houses the
Residence of the Father-in-Law of the great poet. In 1995,through an initiative adopted
by the district commissioner Riazul Haque and few other art lovers, the directorate
board proposed the construction of a Cultural institute that would conserve the
existing structure and provide a place that would act as a center for cultural practice in
which all creative and different socio-cultural activities can be organized and
performed. The dwellers of a community also want a place where they can gather and
exchange their views and thereby cultivate their aesthetical feelings. Proposing such a
complex would also require an attempt to understanding of Tagore’s philosophy and
incorporating his educational thoughts and therefore find a way of design that fit in
aesthetically with the social or natural environment. The design must also respect and
conserve the existing building (Rabindra Bhaban) and thus present Rabindra Complex
as a conservation project.
|Chowdhury Tasneem Rahman
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|Rabindra complex :Dakshindihi, Phultola, Khulna
|Department of Architecture, BRAC University